Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe InfoComm 2015 MicroSite

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The 2015 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on our InfoComm 2015 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm 2015 in Review Video

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This year’s InfoComm Show was the largest to date with 39,105 registered attendees, more than 9,500 exhibitors and more special events than any other ProAV show in history. Here is our InfoComm 2015 review video with highlights from the show and some of the most important products from Orlando — take a look as you […]

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We Just Uploaded Over 3000 Photos from InfoComm

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We had two professional photographers go around the show floor and they took over 3000 beautiful shots of booths, products, people, technology and, well, all that was InfoComm 2015! We’ve posted them all here and all you need to do is LIKE our Facebook Page and then click on PHOTOS and find the album you are […]

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Barco Secretly Debuts New OSV System

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Hans Dekeyser, vice president strategic marketing, gave me a private demo of their new Barco OSV HB (high brightness) system. The OSV is an interactive and immersive video wall (think actual Minority Report) that allows for collaboration on a seamless CURVED wall with unlimited touchpoints (literally, unlimited). The OSV runs Windows in the background — […]

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Gary Discusses Mapping, Robots and Epson with Richard Miller

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Richard Miller, director of projector marketing, discusses Epson’s strategy and its applications-based booth at InfoComm 2015. The most impressive thing is their image-mapping (in motion) system using Epson robots — you can watch that part of the video here: Also, the BrightLink Pro is now available in a 100″ form-factor. Of course, 2015 Epson will […]

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Nancy Knowlton Debuts Nureva and Its Product — the Span Ideation System

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Nancy Knowlton, president, CEO and co-founder of Nureva talks about Nureva’s exciting new technology — the Span ideation system. This technology moves away from simple collaboration technology and offers a whole new collaboration tool that supports the ideation process from start to finish. This technology takes a traditionally analog/paper-based process and offers a simple yet […]

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AMX and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Integrate Surface Hub with AMX Meeting Room Control Ecosystem

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At InfoComm, Microsoft and AMX announced that they have entered into a partnership to integrate Microsoft’s Surface Hub collaboration system with AMX control. Microsoft Surface Hub is a collaboration system that features a Windows 10-based 55″ HD or 84″ 4K display serving as a focal point for typical activities that take place during a collaboration […]

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HARMAN Acquires Networked AV Company SVSi

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HARMAN International announced today that it has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products, which will be incorporated into HARMAN’s AMX brand. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, SVSi manufactures and sells products for delivering a AV over an IP network. Included among these is a full range of encoders and decoders, windowing/wall processors, an audio […]

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New Versions of Sennheiser’s MobileConnect and CinemaConnect Debut at InfoComm

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The new versions of Sennheiser’s MobileConnect and CinemaConnect apps for accessible streaming allow users to not only adjust volume but also to adapt speech intelligibility and sound quality to their particular requirements for the first time. The apps are intended for users with early-stage hearing loss who have no hearing aid as well as hearing […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye Gets Scoop About QSC’s Entry Into Meeting Room Market

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QSC’s Joe Pham, president and CEO, and TJ Adams, install DSP project manager, took time to talk with Gary about their new CORE product line that moves them from just being a staging audio company to a meeting room systems company. In addition, this video gives insight into what QSC has planned for the future […]

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rAVe Announces the 2015 InfoComm TOP 10 TOUR

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Each year, we ask the manufacturers heading to InfoComm to give us sneak-peeks of their new products in an opportunity to be named one of the top-10 new products for the show. Well, this year, we had over 100 new product submissions (a record) and, below, are those that we think are 10 new products […]

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InFocus LightCast Technology in Collaboration Solutions Enables Wireless Device Display and eWhiteboarding

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InFocus Corporation today introduced its LightCast technology, which they say enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast (INF6501c). InFocus’ LightCast technology allows people to wirelessly cast content from their Windows, Apple OSX […]

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The 2015 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award Winners

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This year’s winners will be receiving the coolest looking award they’ve ever gotten – ever! Think I’m exaggerating? Just look at the photo! We received almost 54,200 votes this year for our 4th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards. And, the votes have been tallied and here are the winners! Favorite Manufacturer-Based Training Program: Extron Favorite […]

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Hey Rental & Staging Companies: EventCollab Is the Best New Product for Your Market Since the Projector!

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I just got a demo of the best thing the rental and staging market will have seen in years — um, decades. There’s a tiny new company called EventCollab that will make its debut at InfoComm in the Innovations Showcase and you WILL WANT TO MAKE TIME to get a demo yourself if you are […]

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Will 2015 Spell the End for PowerPoint?

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In 1992 as CGA/EGA morphed to VGA, Harvard Graphics was slowly being displaced by Microsoft’s new PowerPoint presentation software. It offered more colors, transitions and flexibility as displays and projectors became ‘active.’ Now as I venture to InfoComm after a two year absence, I seek new tools for apps and programs to ‘save us from […]

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New Technologies and New Opportunities

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While you’re at InfoComm, take a look for technologies that are NOT typically associated with the AVL market but have clear in-roads for systems integrators: networking, cloud computing and storage, automation technologies (and not just AV automation) and even Bluetooth Low Energy. The trends that look beyond thin displays, LED lighting and new levels of […]

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SMART Launches kapp iQ

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Imagine a 4K front-of-room display that also doubles as a digital whiteboard that’s as simple to use as a regular whiteboard. That product now exists in the form of the SMART kapp iQ. It enables multi-way linking between any combination of devices, anywhere in the world — that’s SMART kapp iQ. SMART kapp iQ lets […]

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InfoComm Announces 2015 AV Award Winners

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InfoComm International today announced the winners of its annual AV awards. A list of all the 2015 award winners follows: Adele DeBerri Pioneers of AV Award: Brian Critchley, Founder and Managing Director (retired) Digital Projection CTS Holder of the Year Byron Tarry, CTS, LEED AP, Director, Enterprise Solutions Sharp’s Audiovisual Educator of the Year Paul […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Our New News App, a Couple of Blogs and InfoComm News

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Miss anything this week? We are quickly approaching InfoComm 2015 in Orlando so your weeks are probably becoming more hectic. In case you missed any news this week, here are the top stories that you need to know and more news that deserves a second look. Weekly Wrap-Up | May 15, 2015 Send In the […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | Extron’s Room Scheduler, an InfoComm Podcast and More!

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It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Was it a busy week for you? In case you missed anything, every Friday we post the top need-to-know stories from the week. This week we are featuring new products from Extron, an InfoComm 2015 podcast and blog post from Corey Moss and more! A New Model […]

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InfoComm: Reflections on China

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By Dave Labuskes InfoComm International I just returned from InfoComm China 2015. What an exciting experience! I’m always impressed by the grandeur of the ancient society juxtaposed over the amazing energy, can-do attitude and raw entrepreneurial spirit that permeates virtually every conversation that I have when in that country. Our show was the largest we’ve […]

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InfoComm 2015 Special VideoCast: InfoComm’s Jason McGraw Tells Gary All about the New Innovation Showcase

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If you know someone or even a start-up company that’s built a new product aimed at the ProAV market but no one knows about it, then tell them to watch this videocast. Or, if you have invented a widget that is a systems problem-solver and you want over 40,000 ProAV’ers to see it, then watch […]

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InfoComm: Three Exceptional Days for Tech Managers

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By Brad Grimes InfoComm International That’s right. It’s time to start planning for June. More specifically, for InfoComm 2015 in Orlando and the exceptional experiences [VIDEO] you’ll enjoy. As you know, there will be about a zillion things you could do at InfoComm 2015. It’s really an all-week affair, when you take into account education, […]

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rAVe Asks You to Help InfoComm with New Innovations Showcase

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Do you know of someone with a new product that could help AV integrators and benefit from exhibiting at InfoComm 2015? Last year in Las Vegas, InfoComm 2014 hosted 974 exhibitors on more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibition and special events space. That was a record-breaking year for the show and this year […]

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